cooks river water wise
The Cooks River Alliance and the ECCNSW have run activities, workshops, and events for culturally diverse communities in the Cooks River Catchment.
Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Nepalese communities have participated in a clean up day at a local park, planted trees, gone on a bus tour and explored the catchment’s bushland, and learnt about how we can all be water wise creating a healthier catchment.
The first Water Wise workshop was displayed in the exhibition “People.Water.Connections” at Bankstown Art Centre. This exhibition celebrated connections to water and rivers and acknowledged culturally diverse practices of water management and conservation.
You can see our photo gallery and videos in language here:
As the River makes its way from Graf Park to Kyeemagh, it is joined by Greenacre Creek, Cox Creek, Cup and Saucer Creek, Wolli Creek, Bardwell Creek, Alexandria Canal (Sheas Creek) and Muddy Creek.
The shared path and parks along the river are used for recreational activities, and the tidal sections support significant areas of mangroves, salt marsh and bird, and fish life.
Wolli Creek flows through important remnant bushland, providing the most significant contiguous wild space in the region.
For more information go to cooksriver.org.au